March 2023 update:  Vinton has healed quite nicely and is looking great!  Ideally he would be adopted with his friend Morgan, but if that isn’t possible, he really needs a home with at least one other friendly dog.

Vinton arrived at NCCR on 2/3/23, taken in from an animal cruelty case in Ohio where 80 dogs were found in various states of malnourishment and emaciation, and 40 others were found dead. Vinton is a young adult mixed breed male. His breed mix is thought to include Hound, Labrador Retriever, and Husky. He is understandably shy with people, but has shown no signs of aggression. Vinton likely gets along well with most other dogs. He will probably need work on his house training and general obedience skills, but for now the focus is on making a full physical recovery and helping him to adjust to his new life.

If you think you might be interested in adopting, your first step should be to complete an  Adoption Application.  *After you have completed your application, you will get a confirmation that we have received your application. It takes a lot of time to process the applications, so we ask for your patience while we do so. If you see that the dog you were interested in has been adopted it means there were many applications for that dog and we did not get as far as processing your application before a home was found. We welcome you to apply again if you see another dog that interests you.   If you have a question, please email your question to It is much easier and quicker for us to respond by email as we receive many phone calls each day.

We do adopt out of state, however we do not transport or ship dogs. Potential adopter must be able and willing to travel to the Rescue to meet the dog they are interested in.

*PLEASE double check all of the phone numbers that you provide as if they are incorrect, we will be unable to process your application. Please also let your references know that someone from NCCR will be calling them. Most adoption team members call from their personal phone so advise your references that there may be an unknown number or a private number calling them.

Vinton is kindly sponsored by Suzanne and former NCCR residents, Tillie Mae and Bron Bron, by Dan Courtine in honor of Brutie, Kelsey Thomas, Marilyn and Jerry Bertges in memory of Libby and by Bette Lou Wisler. Thank you everyone!

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